iProsperity check in at Pullman
The Australian, 5 Sep. 2018
Specialist adviser to high-net-worth Asians, iProsperity Group, has paid about $200 million buying Melbourne's Pullman on the Park in the ...
Chinese buyers spent $24BILLION on Australian real estate last year – making up three quarters of all foreign property buyers
Daily Mail, 7 Sep. 2018
Chinese buyers spent $24billion on Australian real estate during the last year, making them by far the largest group of foreign purchasers.
Australians’ home loans size grow despite falling property prices
Domain, 7 Sep. 2018
Property prices may be falling but that hasn’t stopped Australians taking out larger loans, including first-home buyers.
Currency & Financial
Australia a winner from emerging market turmoil
AFR, 4 Sep. 2018
Turmoil in emerging markets is proving to be a source of support for the Australian economy, as traders take the well-trodden path of selling the Australian currency to reflect heightened risk aversion.
Chinese property investment drops amid taxes, tighter credit
The Australian, 6 Sep. 2018
Chinese property investment in Australia has fallen sharply after new rules to deter cross-border deals were introduced locally and offshore.
How China, trade and domestic worries are encouraging Aussie dollar bears
Market Watch, 6 Sep. 2018
Trade spats, worries about China’s economic growth and domestic concerns remain bearish headwinds for the Australian dollar, which has been one of the worst performing developed market currencies of 2018. And the tide is unlikely to turn soon, analysts say.
China's 'Kardashians' market Aussie wine
The Australian, 6 Sep. 2018
Two social media stars dubbed the "Kardashians of China" are the face of a new Australian wine industry campaign aimed at young Chinese wine drinkers.
Foreign investors are making a play for Mclaren Vales tightly held wine real estate
Adelaide Now, 7 Sep. 2018
LOCAL families and winery operators have tightened their hold on McLaren Vale’s prime vineyard and winery real estate in recent years, but savvy foreign investors are zeroing in on the region as industry confidence soars.
Solar farms and export hub in pipeline as NT Airports undergoes $300m expansion
ABC Online, 7 Sep. 2018
Northern Territory Airports will undergo a $300 million expansion in what is set to become the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility's (NAIF) largest investment to date.
Retail & Tourism
Interview: Chinese tourists among "best prepared" in world: UN tourism body director
Xinhua, 30 August 2018
MADRID, Aug. 30 (Xinhua) -- Chinese tourists are among the "best prepared" tourists in the world and have no "barriers" when it comes to traveling abroad, said a United Nations official.
Online Festival to Drive Sales of Australian Wine in China
Power Retail, 7 Sep. 2018
A new partnership between Alibaba and Wine Australia will give local products an edge in China’s upcoming Global Wine and Spirits Festival.
Safety, seafood and drinking tap water: what attracts Chinese tourists to Sydney
SMH, 8 Sep. 2018
On a trip mixing business and pleasure, David Seeto prefers a private yacht to sail Sydney’s Harbour.
'Give foreign students longer visas' says Universities UK
BBC, 4 Sep. 2018
The international director of Universities UK, Vivienne Stern, has called for a new visa to be created that would allow foreign students to get work experience in the UK for two years after they've graduated.
Top of the class: Girls and overseas-born students are Australia's most motivated
The Australian, 10 Sep. 2018
Girls are more motivated than boys to do well at school, while students born overseasare significantly more achievement-orientated than those ...
Jack Ma to outline succession plans as China's tech titans face new challenges
AFR, 9 Sep. 2018
Shanghai |Jack Ma is one of the few Chinese entrepreneurs well known on the global stage.